Deal protects waterfall sacred to Snoqualmie Tribe

One of the Snoqualmie Tribe's most sacred sites will be protected under a deal involving a diverse group of interest in Washington state.

The tribe believes the 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls connects heaven and earth. The waterfall is one of the state's top tourist destinations.

Under the deal, the area around the falls will remain free from development. A total of 150 acres that was previously slated for housing and an office building will remain forest.

Get the Story:
Diverse coalition seals land-preservation deal (The Seattle Times 8/31)
Groups' efforts saved picturesque falls tract (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8/31)
Snoqualmie Falls viewscape preserved from development (AP 8/31)

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